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Stephen Colbert Offers Anderson Cooper More Pun-tastic Celebrity Poop Names (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2011 5:18AM
Anderson Cooper, 'The Colbert Report'By now, everyone's seen Anderson Cooper get the giggles on CNN over the story about Gerard Depardieu peeing in the aisle of an airplane. What set Cooper off was his own changing of the actor's last name to Depard-two, so 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) decided to help keep Cooper in stitches with more pun-tastic celebrity poop names.

Stephen Colbert offered up Hosni Poo-barek, Camilla Parker-Bowels, Dr. Sanjay Poop-ta and even Anthony Pooper, but why leave this one to the professionals. "Celebrity Poop Names" is a game the whole family can play.

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Anderson Cooper Has a Giggle Fit During Gerard Depardieu Pee Segment (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 18th 2011 12:15PM
Anderson Cooper has a giggle fit.It was a wild night on CNN. First Christine O'Donnell walked off 'Piers Morgan Tonight' in the middle of an interview. Then, Anderson Cooper got a serious case of the giggles during a 'Ridiculist' segment about French actor Gerard Depardieu's public urination on an plane.

Depardieu is accused of peeing into a bottle while his flight was stuck on the tarmac; he claims he wasn't allowed to use the bathroom. In telling the story, Cooper threw out about 20 pee-puns, which he found so hilarious that he started giggling uncontrollably for about twenty seconds. "This has never actually happened to me," Cooper said, fighting through laughter.

The line in particular that seemed to trip him up was, "All I can say is, they're lucky it wasn't a Depar-two."

It's good to know even CNN isn't above some quality bathroom humor. Check out the video after the jump.

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Who's Replacing Regis Philbin? Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen, Mark Consuelos on Short List

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 20th 2011 6:10AM
Regis PhilbinEver since Regis Philbin announced his impeding retirement live on-air back in January, speculation's been rife as to who will replace him on 'Live! With Regis and Kelly.'

Now one report says that the morning show's distributors, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, have narrowed the field to just three candidates.

According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' those candidates are: TV hosts Ryan Seacrest ('American Idol') and Andy Cohen ('Watch What Happens Live'), and co-host Kelly Ripa's husband, actor and TV host Mark Consuelos ('All My Children').

In contrast to the 79-year old Philbin, they're all relatively young, with Cohen the oldest at age 43. All three are veterans of hosting live TV, and both Cohen and Consuelos have filled in for Philbin recently.

The 'WSJ' reports that producers plan to reboot 'Live!' once Philbin steps down in November. So who's got the edge?

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Anderson Cooper Pranked With Childhood Game Show Footage (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 10th 2011 3:45PM
Producers Prank Anderson Cooper on '360' With Embarrassing VideoOn 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10PM ET on CNN), producers pranked Anderson Cooper with highly embarrassing video of an appearance he made on 'To Tell the Truth' as a child.

While correspondent Isha Sesay read a story on Marg Helgenberger's recent swipe at Justin Bieber, producers surreptitiously inserted a still from the video that showed young Cooper in a furry, purple wig. "Why was that picture up there? Wait a minute," said Cooper. "How did ...? Where did this picture suddenly materialize from?"

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Anderson Cooper Delivers Blistering Anti-Snooki Rant (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 13th 2011 6:30PM
Anderson Cooper on Snooki on 'Anderson Cooper 360'Snooki may have enough fans to make 'Jersey Shore' a hit, to write a bestselling book, and to get paid handsomely for speaking engagements, but Anderson Cooper does not count himself among her followers. Last night on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 9PM on CNN), Cooper laid out a laundry list of reasons why Snooki has him hot and bothered in his "Ridiculist."

"I'm telling you, Snooki is one impossibly lucky, unusually spunky, freakishly tanned, beer-guzzling, juicehead hugging, muscle-loving, Botero bodied, pint-sized money-making-machine," he said. Cooper was fired up about the news that Snooki and her 'Jersey Shore' castmates are getting a raise that would give them $100,000 per episode. "If you listen closely, you can hear school teachers around the country weeping right now," he said.

Cooper also noted that Snooki earned several thousand dollars more than Toni Morrison from Rutgers, who hired both for speaking engagements, comparing Morrison's philosophical prose to Snooki's statements about juiceheads getting "nut shrinkage and bacne." Hey, it's all knowledge at some level, Anderson.

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Who Will Replace Katie Couric on the 'CBS Evening News'?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 4th 2011 1:30PM
Katie CouricIn what could be the least-surprising news we've heard this year, the A.P. found out from their sources over the weekend that Katie Couric is going to be leaving the 'CBS Evening News' this year to start her own daytime talk show in 2012.

It wasn't just the consistent third-place finish that prompted Couric to leave; it seemed like she wasn't 100 percent comfortable in the role of network evening news anchor. She likes talking to people, and in the daytime arena she'll be able to excel in the way she did when she was on the 'Today' show for 15 years.

So, it now comes down to who is going to replace Couric at the anchor desk. It doesn't seem like CBS will make the same move it made five years ago when it courted Couric; who knows if they even have $15 million per year to throw around anymore. But there seem to be plenty of internal and external candidates for CBS to consider for the job. After the jump, a quick list possibilities and a chance to take a poll so you can tell us who you'd like to see win the job.

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Playgirl Wants to See Anderson Cooper Naked and More Celebrity News

by Elena Cox, posted Mar 15th 2011 8:00PM
Want to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends around the Web and at PopEater.

• Playgirl has confirmed they've offered $10,000 to anyone who can get them a naked picture of CNN's Anderson Cooper.

• After being publicly criticized and fired from Aflac for offensive tweets, comedian Gilbert Gottfried has since removed the tweets belittling the Japan earthquake and issued an apology via Twitter today.

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Jon Stewart Mocks Anderson Cooper's Casual War Correspondent Lingo (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 23rd 2011 7:00AM
Anderson Cooper is a respected journalist who is always quick to report from dangerous trouble spots. He also speaks in an informal, conversational manner that can a bit jarring to hear from a newsman.

During Cooper's appearance on the 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11:00PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart had some fun with Cooper's loose use of language.

"I've been doing war stuff for about 18 years," Cooper explained to Stewart, during a discussion of the current uprisings in the Middle East.

"Do you call it 'war stuff'?" Stewart wondered, causing Cooper to crack up.

"You know, front lines and s**t," Stewart continued to jest.

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Anderson Cooper Gives Kelly Ripa Bizarre Chocolate Leg (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 11th 2011 12:30PM
Anderson Cooper Kelly Ripa Chocolate LegIn what could be a blatant attempt to curry favor for Regis Philbin's spot as co-host, 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) semi-regular Anderson Cooper presents Philbin and Kelly Ripa with strange objects made out of chocolate in honor of the show's 10th anniversary week.

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Anderson Cooper Recounts 'Being Pummeled' in Egypt on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 10th 2011 3:42AM
Anderson Cooper, 'Late Show with David Letterman'The media has covered extensively the difficult time Anderson Cooper had while reporting the political uprising in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak. At the heart of the struggle, there have been mobs of pro- and anti-Mubarak supporters on the streets fighting and rioting.

Unfortunately, as is often the case with mobs, things can quickly escalate beyond the actual issues they congregated for. Some people seem to just like the violence of it. Cooper talked candidly about the experience of being "pummelled" on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

While attempting to talk to some of the pro-Mubarak supporters, Cooper, his cameraman and producer went a little too far into the chaos.

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More American TV Reporters Attacked in Egypt

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 3rd 2011 4:15PM
Christiane Amanpour, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper
As the violence between pro- and anti-government protesters in Egypt has escalated, several well-known TV journalists covering the clash have come under attack.

CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched in the face repeatedly by a pro-Mubarak mob, and now CBS's Katie Couric and ABC's Christiane Amanpour have also had frightening run-ins with angry protesters. Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was severely beaten, according to Fox News.

"For the first time in the last few days you can really feel what dictatorship means," said CBS correspondent Lara Logan.

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Anderson Cooper Describes Getting Attacked by Pro-Mubarak Mob in Egypt (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 2nd 2011 1:15PM

Anderson Cooper and his CNN film crew were attacked Wednesday by supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak while reporting on the mass protests in Egypt.

Speaking on 'American Morning' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on CNN), Cooper described how he and his crew were punched multiple times in the head after being descended upon by a pro-Mubarak mob:

"It was pandemonium, there was no control to it. Suddenly, a young man would come up, look at you, and punch you right in the face. The instinct is to try to punch back, or push back, but in a situation like that, you really can't because that just inflames the crowd more. So all we could do is walk as quickly as possible, stick together, and seek a safe location."

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Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt, Stephen Tobolowsky to Guest on 'Community' and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 2nd 2011 10:50AM
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper was attacked while covering the protests in Egypt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper was punched in the head 10 times as a pro-Mubarak mob surrounded the CNN reporter and his film crew.

Cooper and his crew escaped to a nearby roof and nobody was seriously injured.

In other TV news ...

Lifetime has found its Kate Middleton for 'William and Kate.' British actress Camilla Luddington will play Middleton in the Lifetime TV movie about the royal wedding and the Prince's romance. [Deadline Hollywood]

Stephen Tobolowsky will guest star on 'Community' ... as a 'Who's the Boss?' expert. The 'Heroes' veteran and current Moviefone columnist will play Professor Sheffield, the teacher of Greendale's 'Who's the Boss?' course. [TVLine]

Ricky Gervais has set the record straight: NBC has asked him to return as Golden Globes host, not the Hollywood Foreign Press. Gervais still thinks he won't be invited back, but NBC has asked him not to rule that out. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Neil Patrick Harris Suggests Less Anderson Cooper, More NPH on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 7th 2011 1:30PM
Kelly Ripa eagerly welcomes co-host Neil Patrick Harris, who's filling in for Regis Philbin on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated). In fact, talk turns to ways that Harris might guest host on the show more often.

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Ted Nugent 'Loves' Sarah Palin, But Wouldn't Vote for Her for President (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 6th 2011 3:40PM
Appearing on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 10 PM ET on CNN) rocker, hunter and outspoken Tea Party supporter Ted Nugent heaped praise upon Sarah Palin, but also said she hasn't yet convinced him she has what it takes to be president.

"(Palin's) coming from the street, she's coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she's sincere, she's knowledgeable , she's articulate, she's damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?" Nugent gushed.

However, when Cooper pressed Nugent on whether Palin would make a good president, Nugent balked.

"It's too early to tell. Right know, if we had a vote, I couldn't vote for Sarah Palin. And I love her. I love her madly, and I respect her."

When somebody as naturally sympathetic to Palin as The Nuge doesn't believe he can vote for her, maybe it's time we stop talking about the former half-governor of Alaska as a viable presidential candidate.

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